Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Picture Book: Kids from Critter Cove with Deaf Character

Kids from Critter Cove by Merilee Dodson (Author), Terril Gregor (Illustrator)
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Paperback: 44 pages
Publisher: PublishAmerica (October 29, 2007)

Product Description
When a small group of special needs characters are joined by a newcomer on the way to school, they find themselves in a worrisome situation. The newcomer’s “perceived” misbehavior, and the events that follow, teach a valuable lesson about making assumptions regarding those who are different from us.

Hoop the Hare is the Deaf Rabbit-character. My favorite line is on page 39, "Just because you can't understand me, that doesn't mean that I don't know what I'm saying, and don't assume that deaf means less smart". The purpose of this book is to teach children about people who are different or who have disabilities.

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